Transporting kayak is among the biggest challenges faced by kayaking lovers. Well, we all wish we lived on the beach that way we will drag our kayaks in the water and start peddling. But this should not stop you from pursuing your hobby. Ask around, and people will tell you different stories of what they think the best kayak roof racks should be.
This article gives you some factors to consider which will lead you to the best kayak rooftop. First of all, I will not lie to you that the endeavor might be expensive and time-consuming. Well, it has been for me. To start with the rack roofs are costly. A quality roof rack will cost you about $600 to $800. First-time buyers might be forced to pay more. We all understand the excitement, anxiety, and worry that comes with kayaking.
The type of your car will determine the type of kayak roof you will buy. Your car will be carrying the kayak almost all the time. Below are some of the factors to consider when choosing a kayak rooftop in relation to the type of car.
What Is the Height of Your Car?
Can you reach the rooftop of the car without using a ladder? This remains a hassle for so many people. Other than height, some people are not strong enough to lift the kayak without dropping it and injuring themselves. For the best services, be very considerate about the height of your car and the weight of the kayak. If you cannot do it by yourself, kindly seek help. You will be lucky if you have a short car with flat tires. They make the best roofing to kayak racks.
How Many Kayaks Are You Going to Be Carrying?
This is another important factor of consideration. As already mentioned, cars with low flat roofs make the best kayak ferries. Vans irrespective of their heights carry more kayaks than minivans. After researching well, I have concluded that a kayak can carry a maximum of six kayaks on either side. You will be worrying about the number of kayaks you can ferry if the whole family is going peddling. But it will be the least of your worries if it is just you and your partner.
Make sure to consider the rooftop when determining the type of vehicle you will be using to transport the kayaks. The shapes and designs of car roofs matter a lot here. They will determine the number of kayaks you can carry. The best roofs are wide flat. This does not mean that other designs cannot carry them. Just that the mentioned are the best.